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Billy Corgan

Billy Corgan was born on March 17, 1967 in Elk Grove, Chicago, Illinois, USA as William Patrick Corgan. He was previously married to Christine Fabian. See full bio »
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 2015 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2014 My Mad Fat Diary (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Friday (2014) ... (writer: "Today" - uncredited)
 2013 Bad Words (writer: "Snail")
 2012 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Makeover (2012) ... (writer: "Celebrity Skin" - uncredited)
 2010-2012 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #20.195 (2012) ... (writer: "The Celestials" - uncredited)
- Episode #18.64 (2010) ... (writer: "Pacific Coast Highway")
- Episode #18.35 (2010) ... (writer: "Widow Wake My Mind")
 2011 Footloose (writer: "Window Paine")
 2011 10 Years (writer: "Tonight, Tonight")
 2011 The Chicago Code (TV Series) (performer - 13 episodes)
- Mike Royko's Revenge (2011) ... (performer: "End Title")
- Greylord & Gambat (2011) ... (performer: "End Title")
- Black Sox (2011) ... (performer: "End Title")
- Bathhouse & Hinky Dink (2011) ... (performer: "End Title")
- St. Valentine's Day Massacre (2011) ... (performer: "End Title")
 2011 Hop (writer: "Celebrity Skin")
 2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Megastars with Megabucks (2010) ... (writer: "Celebrity Skin" - uncredited)
- Blockbuster Heroes (2010) ... (writer: "Celebrity Skin" - uncredited)
 2009 South Park (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Whale Whores (2009) ... (writer: "Bullet with Butterfly Wings" - uncredited)
 2009 FlashForward (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 137 Sekunden (2009) ... (writer: "To Sheila" - uncredited)
 2009 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hood Rats (2009) ... (writer: "Disarm" - uncredited)
 2009 Guitar Hero 5 (Video Game) (writer: "Bullet With Butterfly Wings")
 2009 Fanboys (writer: "Today")
 2008 Paging David Cronenberg (Short) ("Eye")
 2008 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs (TV Movie) (writer: "Bullet with Butterfly Wings")
 2008 Sputnik (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Company de viatge (2008) ... (writer: "1979")
 2008 Grand Theft Auto IV (Video Game) (writer: "1979")
 2007 Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Video Game) (writer: "Cherub Rock")
 2007 Tony Hawk's Proving Ground (Video Game) (writer: "Tarantula")
 2007 Transformers (writer: "Doomsday Clock")
 2007 When a Man Falls (performer: "Shangra-La", "Sky Of Blue", "Whisper") / (writer: "Shangra-La", "Sky Of Blue", "Whisper")
 2007 Rock Band (Video Game) (writer: "Celebrity Skin", "Cherub Rock")
 2006 Clerks II (writer: "1979" - as William Corgan)
 2006 SingStar Rocks! (Video Game) (writer: "Celebrity Skin")
 2006 The Shield (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Of Mice and Lem (2006) ... (writer: "Disarm" - uncredited)
 2006 Air Guitar Nation (Documentary) (writer: "Cherub Rock" - as William Corgan)
 2005 Smallville (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Splinter (2005) ... (writer: "Forget It" - uncredited)
 2005 American Pie Presents Band Camp (Video) (writer: "Forget It" - as William Patrick Corgan)
 2004 National Treasure (writer: "Forget It")
 2003 Juggalo Championshxt Wrestling Volume 3 (Video) (writer: "Bullet with Butterfly Wings")
 2003 Mayor of the Sunset Strip (Documentary) (writer: "Malibu" - as William Corgan)
 2002 Crossing Jordan (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Truth Is Out There (2002) ... (performer: "I'm Into Something Good" - uncredited)
 2002 Spun (arranger: "Jesus, I Have Taken My Cross" - as Corgan) / (writer: "Freedom Ain't What It Used to Be", "Think You Know", "Revolve", "Wasting Time")
 2001 On the Edge (writer: "1979")
 2000 Homicide: The Movie (TV Movie) (writer: "Crestfallen")
 2000 Juggalo Championshxt Wrestling Vol. 2 (Video) (writer: "Bullet with Butterfly Wings")
 1999 Any Given Sunday (writer: "BE A MAN")
 1999 Stigmata (writer: "Identify")
 1999 American Pie (writer: "Celebrity Skin")
 1998 Free Tibet (Documentary) (writer: "Bullet with Butterfly Wings", "Silverfuck" - as B. Corgan)
 1997 First Love, Last Rites (performer: "When I Was Born, I Was Bored")
 1997 Batman & Robin (producer: "The End Is the Beginning Is the End") / (writer: "The End Is the Beginning Is the End")
 1997 Lost Highway (producer: "Eye") / (writer: "Eye")
 1996 Ransom (performer: "Lizards", "Rats", "Rats with tails", "Spiders", "Squirrels", "Worms 1", "Worms with vocals") / (producer: "Lizards", "Rats", "Rats with tails", "Spiders", "Squirrels", "Worms 1", "Worms with vocals") / (writer: "Lizards", "Rats", "Rats with tails", "Spiders", "Squirrels", "Worms 1", "Worms with vocals")
 1996 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Homerpalooza (1996) ... (writer: "Zero")
 1995/I Salto al vacío (writer: "Disarm" - as William Corga) / (writer: "Mayonaise" - as William Corgan)
 1992 Singles (producer: "Drown") / (writer: "Drown")
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Other Works:

Collaboration with New Order on song "Turn my Way" from their album GetReady (2001) See more »

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1 Interview | 3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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the Smashing Pumpkins | Zwan


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Great music completely obliterates any concept of genre See more »


Guitarist, keyboardist, vocalist, and songwriter for the band Smashing Pumpkins from 1988-2000. When asked about how his band and others from the "alternative revolution" did in changing the music industry for the better, he responded "We didn't do a very good job." See more »


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